Dr Nada Zečević

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Department History
Email n.zecevic (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Nada Zečević

Nada’s courses focus on migrations and mobilities in medieval and early-modern Balkans, history of Southeastern Europe in diachronic and transregional perspectives, and modern uses and abuses of the medieval past. In her current research, she uses interdisciplinary methodology to explore networks of émigrés from post-Byzantine/Ottoman Balkans to the European West (15th-18th c.), and the input of these groups to the European memory and heritage. Nada also serves as the Director of Department of History’s [Centre for the Study of the Balkans] (https://www.gold.ac.uk/csb/) at the Goldsmiths.

Academic qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary 2004
  • M. A. in Medieval Studies, , Central European University, Budapest, Hungary 1998
  • M. A. in Byzantine History, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia 1998

Teaching and Supervision

Research interests

My research draws upon paradigms of human mobility and historic change of the societies in Southeast Europe. In my first book on Byzantium and the Goths in the 4th and 5th centuries (2002) I explored how the Roman Empire in the East dealt with diverse Gothic groups, and how these groups changed during their migration across the Balkan peninsula. In my second book, The Tocco of the Greek Realm: Nobility and Power in Latin Greece (14th-15th c.) (2014), I traced the migration of the Italian family of the Tocco of Naples to the Greek Ionian islands, focusing on familial alliances and strategies that prompted the family’s power build-up and social advancement from junior Neapolitan nobility to one of the most powerful ruling groups of pre-Ottoman Greece. In my current research, I apply interdisciplinary methodology to explore the networks of émigrés from the post-Byzantine/Ottoman Balkans to the European West (15th-18th c.), and the input of these groups to the European memory and heritage.

Publications

Book

Zecevic, Nada. 2014. The Tocco of the Greek Realm: : Nobility, Power and Migration in Latin Greece (fourteenth and fifteenth centuries). MACART/The Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Eastern Sarajevo. ISBN 9788687115118

Zecevic, Nada. 2002. Vizantija i Goti u IV i V veku [Byzantium and the Goths in the Balkans during the 4th and 5th centuries]. Belgrade: Institute of Byzantine Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts,. ISBN 8683883027

Book Section

Zecevic, Nada and Ristović, Nenad. 2017. Classical Reception in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro: An Introduction. In: Zara Martirosova Torlone; Dana LaCourse Munteanu and Dorota Dutsch, eds. A Handbook to Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 329-335. ISBN 9781118832714

Zecevic, Nada. 2017. Classical Antiquity in the Franciscan Historiography of Bosnia (Eighteenth Century). In: Zara Martirosova Torleone; Dana LaCourse Munteanu and Dorota Dutsch, eds. A Handbook to Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 336-346. ISBN 9781118832714

Zecevic, Nada. 2017. Akademska vidljivost u srpskoj vizantologiji 1906-2016: perfectio i njena hamartia. In: Jovan Ciric and Luka Breneselovic, eds. Zbornik za percepciju naucnog rada i poznavanje rekvizita njegove ocene, knjiga 1. Belgrade: Institut za uporedno pravo, pp. 57-70.

Zecevic, Nada. 2017. Contra formam suae commissionis: three examples of abuses by Venetian officers in Albania Veneta (early fifteenth century). In: , ed. Annales Universistatis Apulensis, series historica. 20, I Alba Iulia: Universitatea „1 Decembrie 1918” din Alba Iulia, pp. 73-84. ISBN 1453-9306

Zecevic, Nada. 2016. Memories of Home in the Accounts of the Balkan Refugees from the Ottomans to the Apennine Peninsula (15th – 16th centuries). In: Vlada Stanković, ed. The Balkans and the Byzantine World before and after the Captures of Constantinople, 1204 and 1453. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, pp. 185-198. ISBN 9781498513258

Zecevic, Nada. 2016. Homo faber, Professor in Grey Suit and Destructive Poems: Communist Ideology and Latin Language Curriculum in Secondary Schools of Bosnia-Herzegovina 1945-1992. In: David Movrin and Elzbieta Olechowska, eds. Classics and Class: Greek and Latin Classics and Communism at School. Warsaw/Ljubljana: Faculty of Artes Liberales Warsaw/Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani, pp. 123-140. ISBN 9788371819438

Zecevic, Nada. 2016. Serenissima между властью и коррупцией: стратегии поведения венецианских чиновников в начале XV века. In: , ed. Одиссей: человек в истории: 2014: в религиозной культуре Средневековья и раннего Нового времени. 2014 UNSPECIFIED, pp. 387-401.

Zecevic, Nada. 2015. Sloboda uprave ili upravna prepotenca?: Tri primera zloupotrebe vlasti od strane činovnika u Mletačkoj Albaniji (rani 15. vek). In: , ed. Zbornik radova sa naučnog skupa “Nauka i sloboda”: (Pale 06.-08. jun 2014). 9/2-2 UNSPECIFIED, pp. 95-108.

Zecevic, Nada. 2014. Globalnost, globalizacija i globalizam srednjeg veka. In: , ed. Zbornik radova sa naučnog skupa “Nauka i globalizacija” : (Pale 17.-19. maj 2013). 8/2-1 UNSPECIFIED, pp. 33-44.

Zecevic, Nada. 2013. Insularium Kristofora Buondelmontija: upotreba antike u mapiranju Istočnog Mediterana. In: , ed. Zbornik radova sa naučnog skupa “Nauka i tradicija": (Pale 18.-19. maj 2012). 7/2-1 Pale: Filozofski fakultet, pp. 61-76.

Zecevic, Nada. 2013. Mediаevalia electronica et digitalia: perspektive i izazovi u primeni informatičke tehnologije u nastavi srednjeg veka na Filozofskom fakultetu Univerziteta u Istočnom Sarajevu. In: , ed. Хуманизација Универзитета: зборник радова – Наука и савремени универзитет 2. Niš: Faculty of Philosophy of the Universty of Niš, pp. 426-439. ISBN 9788673792972

Zecevic, Nada. 2010. Albania. In: Robert E. Bjork, ed. The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Oxford University Press, p. 27. ISBN 9780198662624

Zecevic, Nada. 2010. Musachi. In: Robert E. Bjork, ed. The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Oxford University Press, p. 1543. ISBN 9780198662624

Zecevic, Nada. 2010. Thopia. In: Robert E. Bjork, ed. The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 1625. ISBN 9780198662624

Zecevic, Nada. 2009. Nobiles, cives et popolari: four towns under the rule of Carlo I Tocco (c. 1375–1429). In: Derek Keene; Balázs Nagy and Katalin Szende, eds. Segregation - Assimilation - Integration: Religious and Ethnic Groups in the Medieval Towns of Central and Eastern Europe. London: Routledge, pp. 153-167. ISBN 9781138265776

Zecevic, Nada. 2003. Brotherly Love and Brotherly Service: on the Relationship between Carlo and Leonardo Tocco. In: Isabel Davis; Miriam Müller and Sarah Rees Jones, eds. Love, Marriage and Family Ties in the Middle Ages: Selected Papers presented at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds 2001. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols N.V., pp. 143-156. ISBN 9782503522074

Zecevic, Nada. 2002. …Usque ad Illyricum… ubi cuncta perierunt?: Ilirik u pisanim izveštajima IV-VII veka. In: , ed. Zbornik radova sa Treće Jugoslovenska konferencija vizantologa (Kruševac 10–13. maja 2000). Belgrade-Kruševac: Vizantološki institut SANU, Muzej u Kruševcu, pp. 165-182.

Zecevic, Nada. 2001. Λέξις γλυκεῖα: The Importance of the Spoken Word in the Public Affairs of Carlo Tocco (from the Anonymous Chronaca dei Tocco di Cefalonia). In: Gerhard Jaritz and Michael Richter, eds. Oral History of the Middle Ages: The Spoken Word in Context. Krems/Budapest: Gesellschaft zur Erforschung der materiellen Kultur des Mittelalters 2001, pp. 108-116. ISBN 3901094156

Article

Zecevic, Nada. 2019. Restoration, Reconstruction and Union: memories of home in the stratiot poetry of Antonio Molino. Radovi - Zavod za hrvatsku povijest / Journal - Institute for Croatian History, 51(1), pp. 163-180. ISSN 0353-295X

Zecevic, Nada. 2019. Notevole larghezza, notizie così gravi e gelose and un uomo che amava spacciarsi: Human Resources of Diplomatic Exchange of King Alfonso V of Aragon in the Balkans (1442–1458). The Hungarian Historical Review, 8(2), pp. 411-433. ISSN 2063-8647

Zecevic, Nada. 2019. MIGWEB: A Comparative Diachronic Analysis of Post-Byzantine Networks in Early Modern Europe (15th-18th c.). Project Repository Journal, 2, pp. 44-47.

Zecevic, Nada. 2017. Kažnjavanje u ΝΟΜΟΙ ΤΩΝ ΟΜΗΡΙΤΩΝ sv. Gergentija, arhiepiskopa safarskog: prilog proučavanju Justinijanove politike na Arabijskom poluostrvu. Zbornik radova vizantološkog instituta, 37, pp. 235-246. ISSN 0584-9888

Zecevic, Nada. 2015. The Endowment License of Pope Sixtus IV to Leonardo III Tocco (10 September 1476): The Church of St. Demetrios on Lefkada and its place in the Plans of the Roman Curia. Initial: A Review of Medieval Studies, 3/2015, pp. 225-240. ISSN 2334-8003

Zecevic, Nada. 2014. Business and Network of a Greek Solicitor in Lecce: New Evidence about Michaele Strategopoulos, 1756–1768. Радови Филозофског факултета Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву, 16(2), pp. 141-149.

Zecevic, Nada. 2013. Notes on the Prosopography of the Strategopoulos Family. Радови Филозофског факултета Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву, 15(2), pp. 123-136. ISSN 1512-5858

Zecevic, Nada. 2012. Confirmation grant of King Alfonso V of Aragon to Leonardo III Tocco (July 16 1452): an authentic charter with a fake justification? Радови Филозофског факултета Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву, 14(2), pp. 9-21. ISSN 2232-8343

Zecevic, Nada. 2009. Medieval Research in Serbia 1993–2008. Annual of the Medieval Studies at the CEU, 15, pp. 305-311.

Zecevic, Nada. 2006. Prvi brak despota Leonarda III Toko. Zbornik radova vizantološkog instituta, 43, pp. 155-173. ISSN 0584-9888

Zecevic, Nada. 2005. Bračni ugovor Leonarda III Toko i Milice Branković, 1. maj 1463. Stari srpski arhiv, 4, pp. 209-237. ISSN 1451-3072

Zecevic, Nada. 2005. The Genoese Citizenship of Carlo I Tocco of December 2, 1389 (II). Zbornik radova vizantološkog instituta, 42, pp. 61-75. ISSN 0584-9888

Zecevic, Nada. 2004. The Genoese Citizenship of Carlo I Tocco of December 2, 1389 (I). Zbornik radova vizantološkog instituta, 42, pp. 361-376. ISSN 0584-9888

Zecevic, Nada. 2002. The Italian Kin of the Tocco Despot: Some Notes about the Relatives of Carlo I Tocco. Zbornik radova vizantološkog instituta, 39, pp. 237-247. ISSN 0584-9888

Zecevic, Nada. 2000. A Consideration on a Datum from Διήγησις περί της Αγίας. Zbornik radova vizantološkog instituta, 38, pp. 43-48. ISSN 0584-9888

Zecevic, Nada. 2000. Searching for Acceptance: A Fifteenth-century Refugee’s History. Annual of the Medieval Studies at the CEU, 6, pp. 129-143. ISSN 1219-0616

Further profile content

Goldsmiths Research Centres/Groups/Projects

Conferences and talks

2020: Prosopography, genealogy, and networks: on the social capital of the Balkan émigrés to the Kingdom of Naples (15th-18th c.)
Paper communication at the III International Congress MEDITERRANEAN CITIES: Mobility and displacement of people, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, Catalonia/Spain

2019: A Piece of Ancestral Soil: Material Objects in the Memory of Home of Post-Byzantine Refugees in Italy and Central Europe, 15th-18th centuries
Paper communication at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK, and session organiser (Materialising Migration)

2019: Ties, Transition and Transformation: Trends in Researching Medieval Migrations
Keynote lecture at the Fourth Medieval Workshop, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia.

2019: Favorabiliter, caritative et humaniter tractare vel tractarifacere?: The Treatment of Merchants in the Adriatic and Latin Greece 14th-15th c.
Paper presented at the International Conference Crossing Boundaries? Trade and Connections on the Medieval Mediterranean at the Woolf Institute & St John's College, Cambridge, UK.

2017: The Balkans in the Global Middle Ages
Presentation at the Global Middle Ages Lecture Series 1: Round table discussion on What is Global History and is it applicable for the Middle Ages? Central European University, Department of Medieval

2019: MIGWEB: A Comparative Diachronic Analysis of Post-Byzantine Networks in early-modern Europe (15th-18th c)
Project funded from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement No. 747 857

2018: The Letters of Juraj Dragišić and His Intellectual Network
Project within the Cost Action IS1310: Reassembling the Republic of Letters (digitalization standards for epistolary works of the European intellectuals 16th – 19th c.)

Grants and awards

2014: COST IS1310: Reassembling the Republic of Letters
A digital framework for multilateral collaboration on Europe's intellectual history (1500-1800)

2017: Marie Skłodowska Curie IF grant
MIGWEB: A Comparative Diachronic Analysis of Post-Byzantine Networks in Early-modern Europe (15th-18th c.)

2020: CHASE Cohort Development Fund
Searching digital: Methods, tools and standards of research in digital humanities

Publishing

Acquisition editor a series of monographs Central European Medieval Studies, Amsterdam University Press